adobe to big to care?
Norbert75: No support for the Fuji Xpro-1 !
I guess it is too tough for DXO. Silky pix seems to have refined their handling of the raw files with their latest Fuji software update.
Beautiful work. There is just enough mystery in these images and subtle hints. Nicely done.
I think Fuji is going in the right direction on lenses. Now if Fuji and software companies can come up with a solution for the files then I might consider expanding the system beyond the first three lenses.
Great camera, great lenses, lousy processing.
I agree with everything you wrote except I would like to see the changes implemented on the Mac and the Ipad especially in regard to control points.
It is a great program on both platforms but needs the improvements you stressed.
bdcolen: I may be missing something here - But I have never imported files directly into PS or LR for conversion, but rather used the free-standing Adobe DNG converter, which just sits on my desktop til I need it. When I have a new card of images, I open the DNG converter, tell it where to find the proprietary raw files, tell it were to put them, what to call them, and what to number them, and hit start - and I get a folder full of DNGs. At some point I drag that folder into LR, and later move some images into PS. So am I missing something, or does this system not avoid the worrying about what version of PS I am using?
I think that works great but it has to be able to understand the raw format it is importing. In the case of the Fuji x pro 1 as an example, it does not recognize the file and therefore does not convert it. If I am wrong, then any help in pointing me in the proper direction to make conversion happen would be appreciated.
I have the X pro 1 and I agree Clint. It is not that I cannot work with the files in Silky Pix, but the program is just so mixed up. Hopefully Adobe and Fuji will come to a meeting of the minds soon.
I am ready. I have ordered. I am waiting. Give us a ship date in the US. Have the X100 and couldn't be more pleased.
GaryJP: Interesting case.
To me the idea of making the rest of the image monochrome but the London bus red is kind of obvious, even banal. So is the use of a well known landmark.
But I guess the clincher might be the fact that he was familiar with the original image.
so what if he was familiar with the image. Does it mean we all stop taking pictures everywhere because someone might have done it before. Of course some one did it before. Pushing the laws this far over the bridge is just too much to comprehend.
not the point folks. It does not matter what the photographer does to what we are all accepting as poor images. There are probably 10000 phone images taken every day. The point here is that the judge is looped.
It is incrediblel BS that a decision like that could be made in the first place. I am in the business and have no problem with copyright laws but this is about the dumbest interpretation I have ever heard.
Fire the judge.
GaryJP: On the other hand, when a very similar image is also seen on a London postcard or two, I wonder if the judge had all the information.
There's even one of red buses against a monochrome Piccadilly Circus. It's so common it's a cliche.
I would say the judge was paid off or high or loaded.
I have strong doubts about any major companies anymore. It does matter if it is Japan or any where else in the world. It is hard to determine which is doing it to you more than the other.In the case of Olympus I am personally shocked because I have known the company for years and had always considered them at the top of the heap for being highly respectable. I can only hope that the same poor ethics is not passed down to their products.
isn't the Ricoh GXR with modules a mirrorless camera. I cannot believe how often you just omit this product from your selections.
I am not sure I understand why Ricoh never makes to a dpreview group. Does it have something to do with favortism. I would take a GXR over a Nikon V1 or Canon G12, Samsung As a matter of fact GRDIV will give them a run for the money.
So much for thinking that DNG was going to be a standard
here is a summary.
Gave up Dslr because of size and weightUse Olympus and Ricoh mirrorless cameras. All of their lenses and Voigtlander with the Ricoh GXR M module.Spend too much money on gearWill spend more money on gearNot brand loyal at all but I do like what Olympus and Ricoh have done with their cameras and lenses.
That's all I can giva ya.
I am sorry, I filled out a bunch of this survey but it just would not end. When my company send out a survey it has eight very pointed questions. You are asking way too much.
If you require that much data something is very wrong.
Shelly Glaser: Since the "1" Nilons are probably made in Thailand or a similar country, their manufacturing cost should be no higher than those of the Sony NEX cameras or Olympus and Panasonic cameras. The only real reason for buying the "1" cameras is using legacy Nikon lenses. However, if one does not insist on auto-focus, any Nikon lens can be used on any mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (well, not Leicas, I guess).
For reasons beyond my comprehension, Nikon decided to use the smallest sensor of any camera of this type (well, except the Pentax Q). Untill I see detailed review proving me wrong, they would not be my first choice for this camera type (and I have owned, used and loved Nikon SLR cameras since 1971).
Perhaps, for those wanting smaller cameras with high quality, Nikon should have revived their S sreias of rangefinder cameras in a digital format.
Very well said. I agree with you one thousand percent.
There really are no bad cameras today and brand loyalty should not be the deciding factor. The camera and lenses need to be right for what you want to do and having the most expensive price tag does not make it the best camera for your particular purpose.
They all produce great images and all have their own special benefits as well as limitations.
Reviews don't tell the whole story. You need to hold it and try it to find out whether or not it is going to be right.
Forget the brand name. It means very little today as far as getting incredible images in the most comfortable and efficient way possible. There are many cameras above and beyond the N and C names. Great marketing which Nikon and Canon are exceptional at does not translate to best camera and lenses.